Hello 👋 New Member Here!
I'm and audio enthusiast and really enjoy music and mostly DIY audio. I also have a YouTube channel IOWAudio Reviews that I have been working on for the last 2 years. Its more or less just a hobby for me though. I built my first set of speakers out of a Parts Express catalog in 1999 when I was 13. Was pretty active in DIY audio reading books I got from PE and eventually found WinISD and taught myself to use it. Did several projects up till I was about 21 then quit audio completely till about two years ago. Went to college and was big into computers, cars, partying and girls ya know typical 20s. Had my daughter few years ago got engaded bought a house hello 30s...lol. A local I sold a set of my favorite DIY speakers to as I was spring cleaning and not caring about audio anymore reached out to me and wanted to know if I could repair his old Acoustic Research AR2ax and he would pay me. He's a really nice guy so I said sure. Starting looking the speakers over and looking for parts. Had to dig out an amplifier and my old music folder that was on an external hard drive. Starting tinkering with these old speakers and it hit me how much I really enjoyed this hobby. After that convinced myself to start a YouTube channel. Took me weeks to force myself to do the first video and nearly threw up...lol. Little tip, have a beer get relexed and just hit record....lol. I thought about doing a high performance PC building channel for years but instead decided to do audio and wanted to force myself to try something new and see where it goes. 🤔 Things are very different now in this hobby. Way more parts to pick from, better software, access to guys like Toid, internet, usb measurement mic, doing your own measurements, way more objective information available. So kinda learning all over again. Also watching Toid and Kirby for the last year or two has been helpful and encouraging. Anyway looking forward to being here.
My first DIY speakers.
Turn it up!!!
@iowaaudio Super stoked you are on here. Also if no one knows, he has a great YouTube channel. Make sure to check it out!
He has some great things going on there.
Feel free to put a link in your signature. More people need to find your channel. I still want to borrow that idea of using kill-a-watt to find out the wattage. That was a great idea.
Hi everyone. I'm from India. 🖐️
CUCV? 1008, or 1009?
I just joined today and the first thing I see is a squarebody Chevy.
I know I’m in the right place now.
I have 4 of them myself. 👍
@lordminor529 it was a 1009 i still regret selling it, maybe one will come my way in the future, you never know. i loved that car.
Those 1099's are fantastic. Designed by Ryan (impulse audio) on YouTube. He's a really great guy.
As far as the Soundstage 15's go, they are an excellent speaker. However I wouldn't personally add subwoofers to it. If you do it'll really lower the sensitivity of the speaker. Which kind of negates part of what makes it so nice. It's the same reason, that you still use a subwoofer with the 1099's. They are made more for sensitivity, which keeps them clean and loud. Once you add some passive subwoofers to that design you'll take some of that away. Instead, I would use a powered subwoofer with any of those types of designs.
That's what I meant, I control the subs with a nu6000 and a mini dsp.
I like to build it in a tower with separate rooms.
I can't help it I like big speakers.
But I also like the diysgroup's 1899.
Perhaps by then you can give me tips on the best construction of the towers.
Now that I read this it's like the lord of the rings movie "The Two Towers"
@pieter @123Toid - The Two Towers instantly made me think of a design involving a super tweeter or a tweeter mounted on top of the main box, similar to the movie rendition of the towers. This can be accomplished with pre-made super tweeters, the tweeter used in the DINAS, or with an AMT tweeter mounted up top (although you would need to watch how it interacts with the edge of the towers regarding diffraction, as well as dealing with the distance from the other drivers and any time delays due to phase issues caused by placement). But if serious about wanting to make towers that look like "towers," there isn't much reason you couldn't design the box well, then put brick overlay (the fake brick siding) attached to the walls (accounting for any effects on resonance and it likely adding weight to the build overall).
One way I'm doing my towers is that there are banana plug receptacles in the back going to each speaker, made for hooking the plate amp up for each channel. This would also make it easy to convert my design to use a traditional crossover, or to break out the sub on the back panel and the woofer and tweeter into a passive crossover channel. Just as a thought on one way to accomplish the separate channels, depending on your goals and the final equipment selected.
Sorry, went a little nerdy on the two towers thing, but if you want to do it like a talking piece that is functional, always a thought (or if doing a themed entertainment room with sconces looking like torches, etc., doing towers that look like towers may be a nice touch). I'm a nerd.
Something like that for the top of the towers. I know, finding the right ones with the right properties could be difficult.
But just giving ideas on things, because why not let the creative juices flow?
@pieter id be happy to do a rough tower design to give you a starting point. couple of questions for you.
what appoximate size is the room they would be going in?
can i check ive read it correct. are you thinking of putting a soundstage 15 and subwoofers in the same outer cabinet with separate internal chambers and amp channels making a 3 way bi amp, or would the subs be separate and you want 2 way tower version of the soundstage 15?
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There is a lot of power in this amp, does the crown sound better?
I am very satisfied with the Inuke.
Wow, I love that you guys are so excited to help me out!
Many thanks . 😊
I work as a truck driver and work 14 hours a day so I don't have much time to figure it out.
I mainly listen to music.
I have an idea in my head I will make a rough drawing so you have an idea what I mean.
I don't know which combo will work better 18 inch or 15 inch subs, what do you guys think?
The room is 5 x 7 meters 2.6 meters high.
I think it's great to talk to you about this, yes let the juices flow!!
I hope the google translate translates it right, but I think you get it.
It is basically the same as the 1899 design.
I did this as quickly as I had to get back to work. I look forward to your input. Thanks guys.